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We Got the Beast

Greg Dulli and John Curley resurrect The Afghan Whigs for Do to the Beast, a personal best and one of the year’s top albums

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
These days, musical comebacks seem inevitable, but few are successful, philosophically satisfying or even welcomed. That is most assuredly not the case with The Afghan Whigs.

Music: The Wood Brothers

0 Comments · Monday, September 22, 2014
Apparently, Chris Wood wasn’t content to routinely drop jaws and confound skeptics with his insurmountable Jazz bass skills, as evidenced by his stellar track record with Medeski, Martin & Wood.   

Caged Heat

Born Cages successfully integrate Rock and Electronica in a band short on history and long on ambition

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The question that’s on a lot of minds — particularly that of Born Cages guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Vlad Holiday — is, “Why can’t Rock and Electronica co-exist in a single entity?”

Get Weller Soon

Paul Weller’s lifetime of musical creativity is (partially) encapsulated in his second solo hits collection

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Paul Weller’s career, in total, has generated an astonishing 32 hits collections (including B-sides/rarities compilations) and six box sets.  

Music: Paul Weller

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The Jam/Style Council frontman had a potent run with his former bands before going the solo route with his jazzy eponymous 1992 album, and his subsequent 20-plus-year stint under his own name has been illustrious in its own right, both critically and commercially.  

Califone with S. Carey

Thursday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
In the late ’90s, guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist/songwriter Tim Rutili shuttered his noisy skronk Blues outfit Red Red Meat and launched Califone as an outlet for his Electronic/Folk/Pop experiments.  

The Features with Seabird

Friday • The Ballroom at Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
 While The Features have always successfully translated their visceral energy in the studio, it’s their live presentation that seals the deal. Get Featured in person.   

The Pack A.D. with Man or Astro-Man? and Wray

Wednesday • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Guitarist/vocalist Becky Black plays with my-fist-your-face intensity and sings with a Rock-blackened rasp that reinforces her physical swagger, while drummer Maya Miller keeps the frenetic beat with the unhinged energy of an amphetamine-soaked octopus.  

Grouplove with Portugal. The Man

Friday • Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Assembled in 2009, Grouplove was quickly called out as an energetic and engaging live act.  

Music: Grouplove

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 2, 2014
If you do a Google search for Grouplove, you may get a few hits that aren’t necessarily what you’re looking for (or it may be right up your three-laned alley; I don’t know you), but at least a few should take you to information about the L.A.-based Indie Rock/Electro Pop quintet.